Knowledge forum started early this week with three novice speakers and one excellent speaker from Computer Science Department. We started a little bit early and it was started with a lot of enthusiasm. To encourage and motivate my students I have taken a print out with the speakers list also it was stick on the notice board of all the first year classroom. We are yet to frame rules and regulations for this forum, yet we decided to go ahead with one constrain that no speakers should exceed 20 minutes time. It may seem to be a copy from TED format, yes we will have to accept it, since I feel if there is a good thing we need to imbibe in and we are following the same. Getting into the list of speakers
1) Mr. Maniguru who spoke on “What’s there in Pranab’s suitcase? – It was a basic explanation about Indian budget 2012. Merits such as raising the level in the income tax level and demerits such as disinvestment of public sectors companies have been cleanly listed. That was an informative speech!!
2) Mr. Jaya krishna kumar spoke on ” How to be successful in life”. I was taking video of this guy, he was covering the entire stage that made me to turn my cam towards him all the time that really kept the audience concentrating on his speech. He quoted 10 success mantras from Swami Vivekananda which was absolutely suitable for students.
3) Mr. Ruban spoke on “Share Markets” since we asked him to speak immediately in a hurry he came on to the stage and did a beautiful job in explaining what is an IPO , Equity and other terms related to it.
4) Prof. Mr. Samilson Edward is the last person to come on to the stage. With his power packed slides and information he kept audience at the feet. He talked on ” Telecommunication” and he explained about the same to our level. It was so informative and awakening. Thanks to Mr.Samilson Edward for joining us this week.
On the whole, it was a great week the level of interest in learning English and talking on the stage has increased a lot. Last week when I asked who is going to present next week, I could see only few hands up, this week it was around 8 people raising their hands, I really liked that moment of the day. We gave feedback to improve them. Hoping the next week will have more interesting, thought provoking and awakening session.